Situated in the historical village of Sevenoaks in Kent, the 3 star Royal Oak Hotel was built in the 18th century as a coaching inn. The Royal Oak Hotel in Sevenoaks has a rich history with Queen Victoria once staying here when she visited Knole House (National Trust), which is opposite the hotel.
Sevenoaks town centre is walking distance.The Royal Oak Hotel in Sevenoaks offers good transport links. The Royal Oak Hotel in Sevenoaks is located near the M25 and M23 motorways and Gatwick Airport is only 26 miles away. Sevenoaks Railway Station is within walking distance and there are regular trains going to London in just 32 minutes and also to Ashford International railway station for Eurostar connections.
Bedrooms & Suites
The Royal Oak Hotel in Sevenoaks has individually furnished hotel rooms which are sympathetic to the hotels historic charm and all provide the amenities guests would expect from a modern 3 star hotel.
The range of tastefully decorated accommodation includes Single, Double, Twin bedrooms and one four poster bedroom. The Royal Oak Hotel also offers executive bedrooms which have a large working area, exclusively dedicated to those on business trips.
The stylish No 5 Bistro restaurant is a popular choice locally and well known for its food, wine and service. Our restaurant also has a semi private area which is ideal for parties of up to 30 people.
The Royal Oak Hotel in Sevenoaks has three conference rooms which can be used for wedding receptions, banquets, business meetings and other special private and corporate events.
Tourist Attractions in Sevenoaks, Kent
There is much to see and do in Sevenoaks including four castles near-by for you to visit! Local tourist attractions in Kent include:
- Knole House (0.3 miles)
- Sevenoaks Railway Station (1 mile)
- Tonbridge Castle (6.4 miles)
- Squerryes Court & Gardens (7.1 miles)
- Penshurst Place and Gardens (8.5 miles)
- Chiddingstone Castle (8.7 miles)
- Hever Castle (8.8 miles)
- Brands Hatch (10.9 miles)
- Hop Farm Country Park (14.5 miles)
- Bluewater Shopping Centre (18 miles)
- Bewl Water (18.6 miles)
- Leeds Castle
- Gatwick Airport (26 miles)
- Ashford International railway station for Eurostar connections (30 miles)
Located opposite the Royal Oak Hotel, Knole House is set in a magnificent 1,000-acre deer park and is one of England's greatest show houses. Built between 1456 and 1486, the beautiful house boasts a rare collection of Royal Stuart furniture, important portraits by Van Dyck, Gainsborough and Reynolds, important 17th-century tapestries and was the birthplace of novelist and poet Vita Sackville-West.
When viewed from a distance, Knole appears much like a small village, and the deer park is the only remaining medieval deer park and considered a site of special scientific interest. The complex and beautiful house which has links with royalty and literary connections, features thirteen superb rooms laid out much as they were in the 18th century as to impress visitors with the wealth of the Sackville family, who still live here. This is a fantastic place for the whole family and the hotel can arrange special tours for guests.
The 11th century Tonbridge Castle in Kent was originally built in 1070 and was designed to protect the Norman invaders from a restive native population. Used as a quarry in its passed, it was not until the 1950s that the castle was thought worth restoring, and in 1992 the castle opened as a tourist attraction.
Surrounded by 14 acres of beautiful grounds, Tonbridge Castle boasts Kent's best example of a Motte-and-Bailey Gatehouse which is among the finest in England. The castle is owned and operated by Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council and has 900 years of rich English history featuring kings and archbishops, tyrants and heroes, murderers and mercenaries.
On a Gatehouse tour the castles history will come alive and you can experience what it would have been like to be a Lord or Lady 700 years ago. Take a 1 hour audio tour that incorporates interactive displays and life-size figures to create a vivid recreation of the sights, sounds and excitement of the 13th Century castle life. The audio tour is available in English, French, Dutch and German. Tonbridge Castle is only 8 miles from Hever Castle which is well worth a look.
Squerryes Court & Gardens
A beautiful 17th century manor house built in 1681; the magnificent residence of Squerryes Court has been the Warde family home since 1731 and sits within 20 acres of attractive and historic gardens. The attractive gardens feature thousands of daffodils, carpets of bluebells and old roses, and the grounds have fine views to the hills beyond. The grounds also feature a lake, restored parterres and an 18th century dovecote. Inside the house is an important collection of Italian, 18th century English and 17th century Dutch paintings, furniture, porcelain and tapestries acquired and commissioned by the Warde family in the 18th century. John Warde purchased 93 of these paintings in the space of 25 years.
The Wolfe Room features items connected with General Wolfe of Quebec, a friend of the family, and there are guided tours of the house lasting around an hour. There is a small shop and free car parking also and at just 22 miles from London and with easily access from the M25, Squerryes Court & Gardens is easily accessible. Visitors travel from far and wide to enjoy the atmosphere of Squerryes Court house which is still lived in as a family home, and is well worth a visit to enjoy the peaceful garden surroundings and historic house.
Penshurst Place and Gardens
Set in rural Kent in the small village of Penshurst, surrounded by picturesque countryside and parkland, the mediaeval Penshurst Place and Gardens has changed little over the centuries. Dating from 1341, the house, built of local sandstone, features a magnificent Barons Hall and retains the warmth and character of a family home.
One of the finest examples of 14th century architecture, the state-rooms are filled with a remarkable collection of tapestries, paintings, furniture, porcelain and armour. A new exhibition for 2007 was the 'From Daguerreotype to Digital - Photographs from the Sidney Family Photographic Exhibition' which was a look into the photo collections of the Sidney family from the past 150 years.
The ten acres of garden at Penshurst Place were designed to be a garden for all seasons and the original terraces and walls of the 16th century are still retained. The individual garden rooms were created in the 19th century by planting a mile of yew hedge.
Situated in a beautiful Kent location within 35 acres of grounds and with a history that can be traced back to the early 1500s, Chiddingstone Castle is one of the county's hidden treasures. A member of the Historic Houses Association of Great Britain, the castle was ooriginally a medieval manor and at the beginning of the 18th century it was rebuilt as a Carolean mansion in the style of a castle, with towers, arched windows and a gatehouse structure. Owned and lived in by a comprehensive mix of people and families during its life, in the past the Castle has been a school and headquarters to Canadian Armed Forces during the Second World War.
Located in the small village of Hever in Kent is Hever Castle - an attractive fortified manor house surrounded by a moat and set within 125 acres of gardens. The original castle was built in 1270 and consisted of a massive gatehouse and walled bailey which is approached by a wooden drawbridge.
In the early 1500s the Bullen family bought the castle, added a Tudor dwelling within the walls and it became the childhood home of its most famous inhabitant, Anne Boleyn, future wife of King Henry VIII and mother of Queen Elizabeth I. After she was executed by Henry VIII, the castle was later passed into the ownership of his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. She remained at Hever Castle until her death in 1557, when the castle was bought by the Waldegraves. Since 1983, the castle has been owned by Broadland Properties Limited and open to the public.
Hever Castle has a warm and homely atmosphere and houses historic 16th century Tudor portraits, furniture and tapestries. A recently acquired rare 16th century portrait of Catherine Howard, the 5th wife of Henry VIII hangs in the Long Gallery alongside a temporary exhibition 'Losing Your Head Over Henry'. Also in the Long Gallery are figures in costume of Henry VIII and his six wives.
The Royal Oak Hotel enjoys a close proximity to the world famous Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit. With events taking place on weekends during the motorsport season from small club series to major international races such as the A1 Grand Prix and World Touring Car Championship, Brands Hatch is a must visit for petrol heads!
Only 15 minutes away via the M25, why not enjoy a track day in your own car, or just enjoy race day before retiring to the relaxing comforts of the Royal Oak Hotel. Please ask reception for more details.
Shopping near Sevenoaks
Bluewater shopping centre is only 15 minutes (by car) from the Royal Oak Hotel, Sevenoaks.